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Donald Jacob Emaus


Assigned to 515BS, 376BG, 9AF USAAF. Gunner on the B-24D, 42-40664, Teggie Ann. Shot down by enemy fighters over Foggia, Italy. 16-Aug-43. 10 POW. MACR 298.

Awards: DFC, AM (5 OLC), GC, POW, WWII Victory, EAME (4 x battle stars).



  • Donaldson Hurd

    Military | Captain | B-24D Command Pilot | 376th Bomb Group
    Lt. Donaldson B. Hurd was assigned to the 8th Air Force, the 376th Bomb Group, and the 515th Bomb Squadron, in the U.K. TDY to the 9th Air Force in North Africa for the Ploesti mission. Lt. Hurd flew the B-24D, 42-40319, Yankee Rebel / Dopey Goldberg,...

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Units served with

  • 9th Air Force
  • 376th Bomb Group

    376th Bomb Group

    Constituted as 376th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 19 Oct 1942 and activated in Palestine on 31 Oct. Began combat immediately, using B-24 aircraft. Operated with Ninth AF from bases in the Middle East, Nov 1942-Sep 1943, and with Twelfth AF from Tunisia...

  • 515th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-40664 - Honey Chile - Liberandos - Teggie Ann

    B-24 Liberator
    The B-24D, 42-40664, named, Teggie Ann, should not be mistaken for another B-24D, 41-23754, (of three) also named, Teggie Ann, that were in the 8th Air Force. Later, this, Teggie Ann, 42-40664, was changed to, Little Lady. ...

Associated Place

  • Berca

    Military site : airfield


Event Location Date
Born Grand Rapids, MI 16 October 1921

Son of Jacob B and Marian Emaus.

Enlisted Detroit, MI 24 March 1942

Detroit, Michigan

Based Berca 1943 – 16 August 1943

Assigned to 515BS, 376BG, 9AF USAAF.

Baled out POW SW of Foggia, Italy 16 August 1943

Failed to Return (FTR) Foggia; Shot down by enemy fighters over Italy 16-Aug-43, (10 POW), MACR 298.

Prisoner of War (POW) Krems an der Donau, Austria 16 August 1943 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag XVIIB.

Died Senoia, GA 15 November 2009
Buried Grandville Cemetery Grandville, Kent County, MI 18 November 2009

Grandville Cemetery
Grandville, Kent County, Michigan


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09 October 2021 05:12:39 Kickapoo Changes to nickname, role and biography

Black Sunday - Ploesti - Michael Hill

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11 July 2021 18:59:26 Al_Skiff Changes to biography and events

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10 July 2021 16:27:50 jmoore43 Changes to biography

Added punctuation in the "Summary biography" to aid readability.

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20 January 2021 15:41:55 Al_Skiff Changes to events

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19 January 2021 20:35:56 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nickname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, person associations, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations